12-14-13 “Can We Judge Our Church?” – Judging Part III – Pastor Shane Idleman

December 14th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Video - (Comments Off on 12-14-13 “Can We Judge Our Church?” – Judging Part III – Pastor Shane Idleman)

12/14/13 “Can We Judge Our Church?” – Judging Part III – Pastor Shane Idleman
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10-5-2013 -God’s At War: Sex, Money, Power & Addiction – Part III – Pastor Shane Idleman

October 1st, 2013 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 10-5-2013 -God’s At War: Sex, Money, Power & Addiction – Part III – Pastor Shane Idleman)

In part one, I made the following statement: “God’s at War”; The title says it all. Author of the book, Kyle Idleman, states, “What if I told you that every sin you are struggling with is because of idolatry.” He is absolutely correct…idolatry is a consistent distraction for God’s people. We were created to worship. Idolatry is simply worshipping the wrong thing, or things. False worship is when an entity, person, or object has a greater place or value in our lives than God—our passion for “something” outweighs our passion for Him; it draws us away. Most of us don’t have idols on our shelves…they are parked in the garage or consumed on a daily basis. We don’t pay homage to a statue in the living room, but we are mesmerized by a 50” box affectionately known as “the entertainment center.” We don’t sacrifice things on the altar, but we do sacrifice our time (and time with of our children) on the altar of misguided priorities. Idols promise life but bring death; promise peace but bring confusion. In Hosea 9:10, God warns that we can become “an abomination like the things we love.”…
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